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Al-Qaeda Calls on Muslims To Fight in Lebanon, Israel

Al-Qaeda marked the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with a call for Muslims throughout the world to violently oppose the international peacekeeping force gathering in southern Lebanon and position themselves for direct assaults against Israel and Persian Gulf governments. In a lengthy video posted on Islamic Web sites late Sunday, al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, described last month’s U.N.-authored cease-fire between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon as a Western plot to separate and isolate “the mujaheddin in Palestine . . . from the Muslims in Lebanon.” Full Story

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